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  • First State Schools Local Control Funding Formulas Unveiled

    New LCFF Funding Snapshot Also Unveiled Sacramento, CA — Local educational agencies can now see the highly anticipated first official calculations of $42 billion in school funding they will receive under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), State ...
  • How Can Employees Show Customers They Care?

    Eleven Strategies to Operationalize CaringBy Jon Gordon, author of The Carpenter(Wiley, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-470-88854-4, $23.00, www.jongordon.com) Caring about customers is one of the best ways to differentiate your business and gain long-term consumer lo...
  • Lower Excise Tax Rate on Gasoline Starts July 1

    Sacramento, CA – With the Fourth of July holiday on its way and summertime road trips on the minds of many California drivers, the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced today that starting July 1, 2014, the excise tax rate on gasoline w...
  • Recipients of 2014 Black Girls Rock! Imagine A Future Scholarship Announced

    Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2014) – UNCF (United Negro College Fund) has combined its mission-based efforts with BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. and Procter & Gamble's (P&G) My Black is Beautiful campaign to present the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Imagine a Future ...
  • Sixth Measure Qualifies for California's November Ballot

    Sacramento, CA – Secretary of State Debra Bowen today certified the sixth measure for the November 4, 2014, General Election ballot. The initiative, which relates to criminal sentencing, joins five other measures already on the November state ballot: ...
  • Fireworks Stands and Other Temporary Sellers Brighten California’s Finances

    Sacramento, CA – Fireworks booths and craft fairs often support local businesses and worthy nonprofits, but they can also fund essential California public services by complying with the sales and use tax laws. The California State Board of Equalization...
  • Celebrate Independence Day with Simple Road Safety Tips

    Sacramento, CA – The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is launching the "Safety First on the Fourth" Campaign to encourage motorists and homeowners to use caution this holiday weekend. If you're planning to hit the roads this weeke...
  • July Fourth Fun Reveals Hidden Health Hazards

    Fireworks and Pool Injuries, Hot Temperatures Send Patients to Doctor Over Holiday (July 2014) -- July Fourth is a time for celebration, whether it's a family get together in the backyard or a trip out of town for some R and R. With all the fun going on,...
  • Inspiring Lessons from Seattle Pacific University

    On June 14th I had the honor of giving the undergraduate commencement address at Seattle Pacific University. Commencement speakers usually do their best to share a lesson or two with the graduates, but this year Seattle Pacific University students, admini...
  • Are Baby Boomers Doomed to Irrelevance in the Workplace?

    Media Expert Shares Tips for Aging Workers Boomers may want to recall one of the poets they grew up reading, Dylan Thomas, and his most famous poem, named for its first line, "Do not go gentle into that good night," a desperate appeal to resist the trapp...
  • Blacks Have Not Recovered From The Recovery

    Judging from its June 18-19 meeting, the Federal Reserve is hedging its bets. It says the U.S. economy is on the mend, but more slowly than expected. They've reduced their estimate for economic growth and say that it will take a year or more to get to whe...
  • Black Music Revolution

    Spirit has many ways of expressing itself. One of those channels of expression occurs through music; the melodic, harmonic, rhythmic voice of our soul, reflecting years of feelings and experiences. From early times it has been known as a healing force. Af...
  • Nicholas Hinkins' Courageous Fight Against Sickle Cell

    Nicholas Hinkins is five years old. Nicholas is a very loving, articulate, compassionate child. He loves to give hugs and kisses to everyone. He enjoys playing with the iPad, assembling puzzles, and having stories read to him. Nicholas has a twin brother,...
  • Annual Touch-a-Truck Date Announced

    Save-the-Date for September 20, 2014 Southern California Children's Museum is pleased to announce that the Second Annual Touch-a-Truck event will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Santa Anita Park from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., with a horn free h...
  • What Should You Do If Your Dog Doesn’t Like Your Date?

    Vetting a Romantic Partner Can Be Tough – Especially When You're Already Committed If you're single and in the market for romance, you probably know at least two things: Online dating is a viable and efficient way to find a potential partner, but datin...
  • Phos-Chek Spraying July 1 . . . Zero Tolerance for Fireworks

    The Pasadena Fire Department will begin applying Phos-Chek, a wild land fire retardant, at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 1 in the brush areas surrounding the Rose Bowl in advance of the Fourth of July holiday. This clear retardant helps keep trees and grassla...
  • Sports Watching and Wondering

    KING JAMES MAKES HIS MOVE! LeBron James has exercised his option to become a Free Agent. So, he can now negotiate with any team in the NBA, including the Miami Heat. He, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh all signed six-year contracts with the Heat. These contra...
  • Modern Technology and Mental Illness are Related

    As a modern-aged active person I've more Facebook Friends than the total sum of made-the-old-fashion-way-friends over the past 60 years. That includes all the friends in my life from elementary school to the local senior recreational center where I play B...
  • Wise Estate Planning

    It is good to do your estate plan and even better to do it wisely. After years in this ever-evolving and complex business, I can attest that not all estate plans are created equally. Some serve their purpose well, bringing organization and peace where the...
  • Time to be Delivered from Financial Economic Bondage

    Hello, this is Dr. Rosie Milligan. I have been made aware of a growing problem that is impacting the masses. As I began to interview people, I discovered that so many people have already been challenged severely by the credit system and their credit score...

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